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Offline marrquez

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flac files issue
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:09:35 am »
Every time  i play flac files my mede8er 500X2 player hangs, what is the problem? please help.. :(

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Re: flac files issue
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 10:33:16 am »

Hi marrquez!

Do you have these problems with all your FLAC files or only with some of them?
It is possible that they are not perfectly conform to the standard.
Try to re-encode some of them with this tool (for Windows):

http://flacfrontend.sourceforge.net/

I suggest you leave the compression level to "5" otherwise you will lose "seek" function
(Fast Forward/Rewind up to 32x, skip forward/backward and usability with a CUE sheet).

Then see if they work.

Also check the integrity of the unit on which your FLAC file are stored.

Mafalda
« Last Edit: October 15, 2014, 04:10:22 pm by Mafalda »

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Re: flac files issue
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 02:23:09 am »
Also check the integrity of the unit on which your FLAC file are stored.


Hi! Mafalda,

Thanks Mafalda.. problem solved, I transferred all my flac files to the other external drive and worked fine. maybe my old external drive was the problem.

Mario
« Last Edit: October 15, 2014, 02:56:08 am by marrquez »

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Re: flac files issue
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 08:17:09 pm »
Hi marrquez!

Do you have these problems with all your FLAC files or only with some of them?
It is possible that they are not perfectly conform to the standard.
Try to re-encode some of them with this tool (for Windows):

http://flacfrontend.sourceforge.net/

I suggest you leave the compression level to "5" otherwise you will lose "seek" function
(Fast Forward/Rewind up to 32x, skip forward/backward and usability with a CUE sheet).

Then see if they work.

Also check the integrity of the unit on which your FLAC file are stored.

Mafalda

Hey there,

Is your statement still valid about using comp. level above 5 will kill "seek" function, if so, whats the main reason? libflac version used on the box? Dont they update the libflac every release?

cheers,
cressi

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Re: flac files issue
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 04:11:23 pm »
 
Hey there,

Is your statement still valid about using comp. level above 5 will kill "seek" function, if so, whats the main reason? libflac version used on the box? Dont they update the libflac every release?

cheers,
cressi

Hi cressi!
 
I did some tests.
The production of a fully functioning FLAC file, should start from a clean source: a WAV file,
rather than extraction from the CD and compression in one action "on the fly".
That's the important thing to get a FLAC file fully seekable with all the necessary metadata.
Compression levels greater than "5" are not directly responsible for the loss of "seek" function
although they are not convenient in terms of  [processing speed] / [file size],
since the algorithm is optimized to the default value which is "5".
 
Mafalda